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shows and lon snowden, father of edward snowden, the n.s.a. leaker, was on some of the chat shows and he was responding to what the president said during his press conference the day before about his son. i know eric, you're close to this story. you've spoken to the father before. >>eric: i have. i've spoken to lon personally. he's very concerned, a concerned father. he's also a concerned american. he's worried about what's going on. listen to what he had to say. he was with his attorney on one of the talk shows. >> at this point what i would like is for this to be vetted in open court for the american people to have all the facts. what i've seen is much political theater. i was dis pointed in the president's press conference. i believe that's driven by his clear understanding that the american people are absolutely unhappy with what they've learned and that more is going to be forthcoming. we do have a perception problem and we have to deal with that. we need to let the american public know that this program is a program that protects them but does not violate their privacy. for an indi
and a half. >> let me switch gears and talk about the nsa surveillance program. the specific plan the president outlined on capitol hill, will it satisfy his critics that he has krit nicks both parties? >> the short answer is no. what has been most interesting is that, yes, he has krit nicks both parties but most of them have been to the left. libertarian republicans and of course liberal democrats. he's had the support of republicans or republican leadership in particular, it's been an area where they actually agree. the house speaker put out a statement saying this is absolutely the wrong thing to do, that he is trying to save face and that he is effectively caving to the liberal wing. as far as the liberal wing goes, they say it's a nice first step but they're going to continue to narrow it. they will have major hearings on this all fall. >> obama care has been a tough battle from the word go and why are conservatives still making an all-out effort against it? let's discuss with our cnn political commentators. let me play another clip from the president defending obama care. >>
, we do so. >> safe to say that we learned about these threats through the nsa program? >> we have some mechanisms where we can track a phone number or an e-mail address that we know is connected to some sort of terrorist threat. and, you know, that information is useful. but, what i've said before, i want to make sure i repeat. and that is, we should be skeptical about the potential encroachments on privacy. none of the revelations show that government has abused these powers, but they're pretty significant powers. and i've been talking to congress and civil libertarians and others about are there additional ways that we can make sure that the people know. no one is listening to your phone call. >> were you surprised that russia granted snowden asylum? >> i was disappointed. because, you know, even though we don't have an extradition treaty with them, traditionally we have tried to respect if there's a law breaker or an alleged law braeaker in their country. we evaluate it and we try to work with them. they didn't do that with us and in some ways it's reflective of some underlying chal
are pointing to last week's decision by russia to grant nsa leaker edward snowden temporary asylum, a decision the u.s. calls disappointing. we have live team coverage on the story and what this means going forward in washington and moscow. first let's start in washington where cnn's jill dougherty is standing by at the white house. jill, this is a clear area of expertise for you. you worked in moscow for many years. what does this mean? >> i think it means that the wheels are coming off this relationship pretty fast, kate. there will be a meeting here in washington tomorrow with senior russian and u.s. officials, but it could be a tough one. there will be no see you in september summit in moscow between presidents barack obama and vladimir putin. state department spokeswoman jen psaki telling cnn's jake tapper -- >> our relationship with russia has been a roller coaster ride at times. >> reporter: the white house does say president obama will attend the g-20 summit in st. petersburg, russia. both men will be in the same room there but so far, no plans for a one on one. the biggest reason for
about an al qaeda terror attack. i'll speak to the former director of the cia and nsa, general michael hayden. and bill clinton survived a sex scandal while he was in the white house. does he have any advice from the mayoral candidate anthony weiner? we'll hear from the former president of the united states. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> in the white house the former president was always very healthy. but today a constituent was placed in an artery after a routine exam revealed a blockage. it was performed, quote, successfully without complication and that he is in high spirits, eager to resume his normal schedule. tom forman joins us with the latest details. >> reporter: wolf, with all the other news breaking in washington today, this caught many people far off guard that the news that the former president had a heart health scare. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: in office and out, george w. bush has been regarded by many as the most fit president ever. he took up mountain biking at the suggestion of his doctors and even though he's had cuts and bruises along the way, he'
on the today toward the kicks off today and we're learning more about the secrets of the nsa. what the obama administration is saying about prying on americas ♪ i, i got it, i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say [ male announcer ] nothing better than a subway bacon, egg & cheese with avocado made before your eyes. subway. eat fresh. a developing story near yosemite. where a wildfire is burning out of control this morning. and continues to threaten 25-hundred homes. the "rim fire" is only about five-percent contained. so far, it has burned more than 25-square miles in the stanislaus national forest. the area is fairly remote, but it has led to the evacuation of thousands of people from campgrounds and private homes. kron four has a crew in the area and will bring you up to date on the wildfire live new this morning. the 16-year-old girl who was kidnapped by a family friend is saying that she exchanged texts with the man before she was captured. search warrants have said that hannah anderson exchanged about 13-phone calls with
more comfortable with the government's activities. another hot topic. n-s-a leaker edward snowden. shannon travis reports. >> reporter: in this rare press conference, president obama talked about the leaks of end as a documents. >> in the history of abuse by government. s technology is reshaping every aspect. haugh ha ha president also spoke about the recent embassy and consulate closing above the north african that was prompted by the al qaeda attacks. they said that they still pose a threat to the u.s. interest. >> we are not going to completely eliminate terror. >> reporter: half on saturday, he goes to martha's vineyard for a family stationed. for a family-- vacation >> pam: coming up at five- thirty. kron four's political anaylst michael yaki will be hre in the studio. to talk more about president obama's news conference today. >> catherine: this just in. the state department says that 18 of the 19 u.s. embassies and consulates that have been closed because of a terror threat -- will reopen on sunday or monday. this is the embassy in yemen -- which is the 'only' one which wil
of the nsa surveilness programs. dan lothian explains. >> reporter: president obama on vacation mode in martha's vineyard showing frustration after missing a putt. edward snowden's father appeared on a talk show taking aim at the president and a congressman who labeled his son as a traitor. >> my son spoke the truth. he sacrificed more than the president or peter king has ever in their political lives. >> reporter: he was talking about the prevacation news conference. the younger snowden's actions created good. >> i don't think he was a patriot. he's been charged with three felonies. >> reporter: snowden's father will travel to russia to help his son fight the charges. >> we have a date, which we won't disclose. >> reporter: it's the frenzy that snowden claims it will make it difficult for his son to get a fair hearing if he returns to the u.s. >> i want my son to come home if the justice system is going to be applied correctly. >> reporter: dan lothian, cnn, martha's vineyard. >>> in egypt, the latest move to kick morsi out of camps is on hold. police were preparing to block access
. >>> the man who helped expose the nsa secrets isn't done. he said he's going to release more documents. what does very? >>> this man could be the largest person alive. he can't move on his own and until now hadn't left his bed in two years but why are we telling this? help is on the way. the king of saudi arabia is bringing that help. we're going to tell you this amazing story. >>> an upsetting story two day care workers fired for allegedly posting cruel pictures on instagram making fun of the children they're supposed to be taking care of. we'll speak live with one mother who says one of the pictures mocked her son who has a delayed speech development. >>> first, breaking overnight an airtran flight forced to make an emergency landing in memphis, tennessee. the plane was traveling from baltimore to austin, texas, when officials say a passenger tried to open an emergency exit mid flight. cnn's christine romans is following the developments for us. >> a lot of questions about the motive behind this man who walked to the back of the airplane and tried to open this door. 120 passengers on board
, a new report from the "new york times." see this this morning? it says the nsa is tracking all messages into and out of the united states. we're going to break that down with our legal panel, next. the great outdoors... ...and a great deal. thanks to dad. nope eeeeh... oh, guys let's leave the deals to hotels.com. ooh that one! nice. got it! oh my gosh this is so cool... awesome! perfect! yep, and no angry bears. the perfect place is on sale now. up to 40% off. only at hotels.com >>> if you text or e-mail someone overseas, there is a good chance the government is combing through what you've written. today's "new york times" first reported today that the government spying is possibly more pervasive than we actually thought. the "times" says nsa computers are searching texts and e mai-m going in and out of the country. looking for certain words, information on suspected terrorists. the government's already acknowledged it monitors suspect communications, but according to "the new york times," most every text or e-mail that crosses the u.s. border is searched for key words. that said, join
that make the nsa surveillance program worth it? >> the thing is, i don't think there's been any evidence that anything intercepted from the program of spying or collecting american data has ever uniquely been used to stop any terrorism. you know, they had a discussion with senator leahy and the committee and they talked about 50 plots and then it got down to 15 and 4 and 1. >> how many had been explicitly stopped. >> i'm not against tapping phones of people you suspect to be terrorists. all i'm for is calling a judge first. i'm not for looking at all american's records, but if an american is involved, call a judge. it's not that hard to get a warrant. we fought a revolution over separating the powers, not letting police get warrants, you have to call a judge. >> what the united states did in response is close the embassies and there's been this unprecedented spate of drone attacks that happened in the last week, ten days. a lot of people have been killed and only a couple of terrorists. and you can read into that what you will what that might do to the united states. you've said before m
in this rare press conference, president obama talked about edward snowden's admitted leaks of classified n-s-a documents. >> obamas speaking. given the history of abuse by governments - it is right to ask questions about surveillance - particularly as technology is reshaping every aspect of our lives its not enough for me as president to have confidence in these programs, the american people need to have confidence in them as well >>the president outlined four new steps to ensure government programs won't be among them: working with congress to reform the section of the patriot act that deals with records. transparency. snowden also looms large in a new chill between the u-s and russia. the first time, why he canceled a one-on-one with president vladimir putin -- saying the u-s and russia were not making progress on a host of issues. >> obamas speaking. >> "ive encouraged putin to think forward as opposed to backwards w/mixed success. the president also spoke about the recent u.s. embassy and consulate closings throughout the middle east and north africa. that were prompted by fears of al qaed
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